I can't find the option to make the terminal background transparent :-( Any idea where can it be?

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Go to Preferences, Appearance tab, Under Background select 'Transparent Background' and move the slider beneath it to the left.

The option may be hidden if no Compositor is active, either built-in or Compiz.


To enable compositor, please check:

Applications > Settings > Settings Manager > Window Manager Tweaks > Compositor > Enable display compositing

@kholis is totally right, just take in account that for terminator you should reinit app.

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